Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Road Groupage Freight Service for Logistics Company

Georgia Opening Up to European Trade
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – GEORGIA – EUROPE – Global freight and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is now offering a new, direct groupage freight connection from Passau, Germany to the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The regular transit time is eight days with regular departures weekly on Thursday and dependant on the shipment volumes, an additional departure on Tuesday. Thomas Moser, Regional Manager Southeast/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss said:

“Weekly groupage transport in this form is truly unique in Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In this way, we are able to offer our customers a direct overland connection to the emerging markets in Central and Eastern Asia.”

The Austrian-based company is currently building a modern logistics centre in Tbilisi with approximately 10,000 square metres of transhipment and logistics space. The opening is expected to take place mid-2013 and the facilities will serve as a central hub for the Caucasus region. The plot overall is of some 95,000 square metre, easily accessible from the airport and the motorway and can also be connected to the Georgian railway network, which the government is currently expanding nationwide. GW laid the foundation in the Caucasus region already in March last year with the establishment of a joint venture with Tegeta Motors and the ‘Gebrüder Weiss LLC’ association.

With the integration of the Passau location into the ‘GW pro.line’ groupage transport system, all Gebrüder Weiss customers can benefit from the new connection with consignments from all areas of the GW network bound for Georgia coming together in Passau at fixed transit times. The deliveries are then further distributed from the hub in Tbilisi to all destinations within Georgia or to the neighbouring Caucasus states of Azerbaijan and Armenia. In the second half of 2012 more than 300 tonnes of groupage freight were transported by the company to the Black Sea region.